The bright memories of summer are clouded by the dullness of your locks. Hair genius Drew DeLaney and creative director Matthew Gabrels, owners of the just-opened sleek and stylish Velvet Salon, reveal their tips for transitioning your tresses into fall.
Tone It Down
Why: The dark-to-light fade is natural and low maintenance (which is why it stays in style).
The pros say: A harsh contrast is a no-no, but a subtle version is always a yes. For both blondes and brunettes, the trick is to deepen color at the roots, keep brightness around the face, and add shine to the ends.
Treatment: Deep conditioning
Why: Sun, saltwater, and chlorine wreak havoc on hair. Velvet’s intensive, two-part treatment restores locks to pre-Memorial Day status with concentrated molecules, a mask, and heat to seal it in.
The pros say: The $20 is money well spent, especially compared with treatments that seem to wash right out. Clients rave over how long their hair feels silky soft.
Why: If you thought forehead fringe was too hot and high maintenance for summer, the time to commit to the mod look is now.
The pros say: Bangs instead of Botox. Hesitant about the blunt cut? Try a side bang, worn with a ponytail or curly, straight, or wavy hair.
That ’70s Glow
Style: The modern Farrah Fawcett
Why: The middle part is back and bigger than bell-bottoms. It’s an easy DIY way to update your look; add curls, which hold better during less humid days.
The pros say: Take out your big-barrel iron and spiral-curl hair away from your face. It works for a simple day out or a formal event.
That’s the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) you like it.
Velvet Salon, 5256 Peachtree Road, suite 171, Chamblee (404-863-2302 or velvetsalonstudios.com).
Photo: Ashley Hesseltine for DailyCandy